Just walk into a local flooring store and you’ll find that flooring options are in abundance. You can choose anything from solid and manufactured wood to carpet and vinyl flooring tiles. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in homeowners choosing to install vinyl tiles or planks throughout their homes. What is it that makes vinyl so enduring and popular, you ask?
*Vinyl is a tough material and depending on the thickness, it can withstand the wear and tear of the toughest households. If you have a lot of foot traffic or enjoy dragging your furniture around, vinyl is pretty much the only flooring option that can stand up to everything you subject it to. The thicker the vinyl, the longer it lasts.
*It’s been mentioned that vinyl is hard wearing, and for that reason, we can also add that it can last up to 20 years. Quality vinyl manufacturers are so confident in their products that they will often offer a 15 year warranty on the top wear layer of their flooring materials.
*Vinyl flooring is no longer that thin and dated tile flooring that you remember from grandma’s house. Thanks to modern technology, vinyl flooring manufacturers are able to create flooring that mimics the exact look and feel of wood or natural stone. In fact, wood vinyl planks look convincingly like solid hardwood flooring without the hefty price tag.
*Unlike other flooring options that require professional installation, vinyl floors are something that any homeowner can install with a bit of DIY proficiency. In fact, what makes such flooring so desirable is that it can be installed directly on top of your old flooring with ease.
*With vinyl, maintenance is yet another thing you rarely have to think or worry about. You can mop, sweep or vacuum your new floors without worrying that you’ll end up scratching the finish. Of course, when using cleaning agents, make sure they’re approved for your flooring material before use.
*Vinyl that comes in tile or plank form is easily replaced throughout the years if a tile or plank suffers damage. This same cannot be said for other types of flooring!
If you’re ever on the fence about choosing a flooring material for your home or business, know that vinyl offers numerous advantages. It will stand up to years of abuse, is easy to clean, and cost effective to install.